Changes in HIV prevalence and risk among new injecting drug users in a Russian city of high HIV prevalence.

@article{Platt2008ChangesIH,
  title={Changes in HIV prevalence and risk among new injecting drug users in a Russian city of high HIV prevalence.},
  author={Lucy Platt and Tim Rhodes and Matthew Hickman and Larissa Albertovna Mikhailova and Konstantin Lisetsky and Anya Sarang and Kim Lewis and J. Parry},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={623-31}
}
OBJECTIVE To measure HIV prevalence and associated risk factors among recent initiates into drug injecting in 2001 and 2004 in Togliatti City, Russian Federation. DESIGN Two unlinked, anonymous, cross-sectional, community-recruited surveys of injecting drug users (IDUs) with oral fluid samples for anti-HIV testing. METHODS IDUs completed an interviewer-administered questionnaire, and oral fluid samples were tested for antibodies to HIV. Demographic characteristics and injecting risk… CONTINUE READING